The Q Series
There are an infinite number of parallel worlds . . . and an infinite number of dangers for a traveller to face
By Trevor Hoyle
An acclaimed scientist is chosen to travel through alternate futures to find safe haven - and instead, finds a totalitarian Nazi-like world of Adolf Hitler-like dictators and concentration camps . . . The Q Series includes Seeking the Mythical Future, Through the Eye of Time and The Gods Look Down.
The Q Series includes Seeking the Mythical Future, Through the Eye of Time and The Gods Look Down.
An acclaimed scientist is chosen to travel through alternate futures to find safe haven - and instead, finds a totalitarian world of dictators and concentration camps . . .
Christian Queghan is a Myth Technologist, a highly respected scientist on Earth IVN. Like so many other worlds colonised generations ago, the planet was created to be as much like Old Earth as possible - even though Old Earth itself is now pretty much a myth, the stuff of legend. But Earth IVN has its problems too.
Now a machine has been developed to project a researcher into one of the infinite number of possible futures of Earth IVN, and Christian Queghan is the ideal subject. He can't resist the idea of going where no man has gone before, but there are an infinite number of possible futures, and no guarantee of a safe return.
On a parallel world, a strange, translucent figure is found floating in the blood-red ocean on a craft of scorched metal. Could the alien's claim to come from the future be true? Or is this totalitarian world of dictators and concentration camps a dream projection from another dimension?
The Q Series is an epic science fiction adventure through parallel worlds.
Trevor Hoyle was born in Lancashire, and started out as an actor before moving to the other side of the screen as a full-time writer. His award-winning short fiction and novels range from hard-edged thrillers to comedy to science fiction, including his most recent blockbuster, the eco-thriller The Last Gasp. He has also written for the radio (his first radio play, GIGO, won the Radio Times Drama Award) and TV, including the cult TV series Blake's 7; his bestselling novelisations include Blake's 7, which he co-wrote with Terry Nation, the show's creator, followed by Blake's 7: Project Avalon and Blake's 7: Scorpio Attack. His novel Rule of Night was a Time Out Book of the Week. He's also won the Transatlantic Review Erotic Fiction Award and the Ray Mort Northern Novel Award. After travelling the world, he returned to his roots, and once again lives in Lancashire.
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14 Jun 2018
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Jo Fletcher Books
Trevor Hoyle is Britain's most exciting writer currently working in genre fiction and the more experimental reaches of the mainstream — Nicholas Royle, author of the cult classic The Matter of the Heart
Tack-sharp prose — Guardian
Bad karma, conspiracy theory, media satire and cyberpunk: a taut metaphysical thriller — Ceri Jordan, Waterstones on Mirrorman
Climate thrillers, let alone good ones, are few and far between, which is perplexing when we consider how much the debate of climate change has permeated every level of politics and society over the last several decades. That's why The Last Gasp is a minor revelation — SciFi Now on The Last Gasp